In other news, a sudden uptick in vaccinations can be attributed to people getting their 3rd booster shot, not their first or second shot according to the CDC.
Meanwhile, new initial claims for unemployment have dropped for the first time in a month.
Finally, a federal judge has temporarily sided with the Department of Justice and blocked the Texas ban on abortion.
"From the moment S.B. 8 went into effect, women have been unlawfully prevented from exercising control over their lives in ways that are protected by the Constitution," US District Judge Robert Pitman said in the decision, granting a request from the Justice Department, which brought the lawsuit.
"That other courts may find a way to avoid this conclusion is theirs to decide; this Court will not sanction one more day of this offensive deprivation of such an important right."